Krakow is Poland's second largest city, located at the banks of the Vistula River at the south coast of the country. The city's most famous attraction is the medieval Old Town. Additional attractions include Kazimierz, the Jewish district, and the Wawel Castle. The city also has some good museums, the "Dragon's Cave", as well as the park area, that surrounds the whole Old Town. The city also offers short cruises at The Vistula River and day trips to the nearby ski centers. The main shopping area in the Old Town."
Monthly Weather Conditions
Due to its warmer climate in the summer, weather wise the best time to visit Krakow is between July and August although this time of year also attracts hugecrowds and is very busy. The best time to visit is May and June as spring is in full bloom and the days are longer.
More information: Krakow forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Krakow is quite a cheap destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $41.90, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $129.50, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $53.63
- Hotel (3 stars): $66.92
- Hotel (4 stars): $98.88
- Hotel (5 stars): $185.69
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $4.25
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $7.17
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.14
- Meal, McDonalds: $5.36
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $6.70
Krakow has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 73.2 (better than United states average 47.9)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 86.1 (better than United states average 69.6)
- Walking alone at night: 66.5 (better than United states average 41.7)
More information: Krakow safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.